My new work associate is in her twenties and has a horrible spastic condition as a result of Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy with radiating nerve pain in her leg that sometimes triggers tetany, full-on whole body spasms. The crass but humane diabetic gent next to me asks me to pray now and again, and happened to do so today, which I did aloud before her shift began. So I told her what happened next was God’s intervention as we thanked God, and prayed for our collective protection and guidance. She hit a big deer at highway speed and came away unhurt.
Then she called her dad to tell her that, unlike her aunt who was killed hitting a deer, she survived, and said she was grateful her airbag did NOT deploy as this would have bashed her already gravely fragile body. It was then her dad told her a cousin in Oregon, Glenn, was on the brink of death from pneumonia. She was most concerned and shocked nobody had told her. That’s dysfunction…I am also concerned that she holds bitterness about some past events I don’t know the details of, and is distanced from God. But there is a little glimmer, a stirring. And it was helped by my crediting God’s help with her little car taking out the deer and not vice versa. The Kansas City area has the highest density of deer in America, so it’s a constant concern.
She needs help on many levels; Glenn, also in his twenties, needs help in rebounding from the death’s door; the diabetic with the dying wife needs help; and I need prayers to know God’s will and do it, and delight in His timing, and not be so sad that people are skitterish about God in general and the Catholic Church in particular. I know God sent her to sit by me because we have the same doctor who prays with his patients before treatment (me for Fibromyalgia) so I hope the Lord can work miracles of healing and conversion for her and others for His honor and glory. May the Lord make us salt and light and bring the estranged to Him, and those who are close even closer. I thank you for the powerful response when I ask for prayer and hope the Lord shows you, in some way, the mighty effects your intercession has. I am most grateful as so many concerns burden my heart.